Monthly Archives: May 2013

Don’t Make these Grammar Mistakes (Part II): Nebulosity Sucks

So, on Tuesday, I started this series because I’d been accepting/rejecting edits and thought I’d throw out some mistakes I’d made, in case you were making them too. Today, we’re finishing up (read Part I). I called today’s post nebulosity … Continue reading

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Don’t Make these Grammar Mistakes: A little Clarity (Part I)

So, I’m finishing up the copy editing process on my book and have a bunch of corrections from my editor to either accept or decline. As I was going through them, I wanted to clarify before I made a decision … Continue reading

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Finding balance in the writing life

 When you’re writing a novel, there’s a tendency to want to immerse yourself in the work of writing a novel. But, in this modern age, with blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and who knows what else, it’s hard to find … Continue reading

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Legal issues for authors: from copyright to contracts

On Saturday, I attended a brief workshop on legal issues for writers, sponsored by CityLit and the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (MDVLA). The speakers were Cynthia Sanders, president of MDVLA and agent/attorney Laura Strachan. Here are some of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Star Trek: Into Darkness

So, as the avid Trek fan that I am, I went to see JJ Abrams’ new Star Trek: Into Darkness yesterday. So, I thought I’d give my thoughts on it. Mild spoilers included and one major thing at the end. … Continue reading

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My Epic Weekend

Getting ready for my weekend, which I call epic for several reasons. First up, the family and I are going to a sneak preview of Epic at 10 am on Saturday. From there, I’m going to streak off to a … Continue reading

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Now I know the answer!

In a recent blog, I wondered why people felt it was so easy to write a book. I now know the answer. Because even a child can do it! Saw these two book covers (in the $1 bin, of course), … Continue reading

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Respect the writer

I live in Maryland, and the motto of the University of Maryland is “fear the turtle.” It’s the most clever thing you can do when your mascot is a Terrapin (the state turtle).  Don’t sleep on the turtle, peeps; they’re … Continue reading

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Everyone needs an editor like Ceaser

Well, first up, I do not need an editor for the headline, as I am not referring to Julius Caesar. I am actually referring to a wonderful editor I had, by the name of Ceaser Williams.  I was thinking about … Continue reading

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Logistical Update

I’ve been getting an enormous amount of spam comments (20-30 daily). I have no idea why, but as a result, activated “Captcha” on the blog comments. You’ve got to do an additional step before posting your comment. Hopefully this will … Continue reading

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